We are pleased to announce that DEFYHATENOW South Sudan has signed a 3 months partnership agreement with the South Sudan Center for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS) for the implementation of a European Union-funded research project on “Conflict and Connectivity”. The main objective of this project is to demonstrate how conflict relates to connectivity in order to draw attention to the mechanisms of control that are in place to influence people’s access to information during conflict.

Contract Signing

The research project will examine the relationship between conflict and connectivity in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region, Yei, and one refugee camp in Northern Uganda. The research will also examine how people access public information and how they communicate with each other during conflict and in the absence of conflict. Specifically, the research will examine the accessibility, affordability, and availability of phone and Internet networks to the people, and how these factors have varied between 2013 and 2019.


About CSPS

South Sudan Center for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS) was established in July 2011, just a week after the country’s independence, with the aim of participating in the development of the country through research.

CSPS’s Mission

CSPS has the mission of enhancing constructive state-building debate through applied strategic policy research based on balanced critical thinking, informed by progressive objectivity.